Tag Archives: Bead

Knitting & Stitching Show – Oct 10th – 13th

  Last night we went to the Festival Hall and happened upon a group of craftworkers sitting, chilling and doing their ‘stuff’. Mostly knitters and I thought I saw some Kumihimo or Friendship braids going on. Stopped and chatted and … Continue reading

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Great Escapes weekend beading retreat – Beaded Bottles Workshop

  I had an absolutely fab weekend with Great Escapes in Guildford. It was the first outing of the Beaded Bottles workshop and I was blown away by everyone’s creations and colour combinations. As I expected every bottle was different … Continue reading

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Stitchncraft Workshop Programme for 2014

  It’s that time of year again and Stitchncraft are getting ready to launch their programme of workshops for 2014. I’m looking forward to teaching a number of new workshops down there throughout the year. Meanwhile I’ll be heading down … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial – Free Projects: Mediaeval Charms Part 2

  In Part 2 of the Mediaeval Charms project I demonstrate how to make the little Byzantine and Mediaeval crosses. You will probably start thinking of further applications for the Super Picots technique in your own designs. I embellished the … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial – Free Projects: Mediaeval Charms Part 1

  This is a quick and easy little project. The shapes are simple and very effective, but this design not only produces pretty little beady charms, it gets you practising good tension and is also¬†a great way of using up … Continue reading

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Video Beading Tutorial: Techniques – Peyote Spiral

  In this video tutorial I demonstrate Peyote Spiral stitch. Making a beaded rope is one of the best ways to get to know a stitch and is a favourite for beginners and experienced beadworkers alike. Beginners get to practice … Continue reading

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The Bead & Button Show 2013

The phrase “Bead & Button” has been with me ever since I bought copy #2 of the magazine from the Bead Shop in Tower Street, in 1994. I was a serial dabbler in beadwork at that stage but had no … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Techniques – Herringbone Stitch from a Ladder Stitch start

  In this video I’m demonstrating how to do Herringbone Stitch from a Ladder stitch start. Herringbone (aka Ndebele stitch) gets its name from the way it causes the beads to lie, which is reminiscent of the ubiquitous Herringbone patterns … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Techniques – Spiral Staircase

In this video tutorial I demonstrate Spiral Staircase stitch. This is one of the most beloved of beadwork stitches for many reasons. It’s so easy and versatile and the resulting effect is delightfully satisfying. Once you’ve had a go at … Continue reading

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Video Tutorial: Techniques – Simple Peyote Pattern

  This Beadschool tutorial is about how to work a pattern in Peyote stitch. Using just two colours of seed beads, a main and a contrast colour, I demonstrate beading a simple open diamond shape into a Peyote strip. It’s … Continue reading

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